Hedley is a small village in South Gippsland, east of Welshpool and 16 km south-east of Melbourne. It is on the South Gippsland Highway and the former South Gippsland railway line (1891-1994). It was named after Dr George Hedley who, among other things, was a clerk of petty sessions and councillor at Port Albert, and a colonial parliamentarian for South Gippsland (1861-62). He died in 1879.

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